Patagonia and three capitals

Tours to Patagonia: Argentina & Chile

Optional extension: Uruguay

Patagonia is one of the most beautiful places on earth to explore and yet it is literally at the end of the world. For most of the travelers it is one in a lifetime experience. That is why our tours to Patagonia cover both Chilean and Argentinian parts of Patagonia for deep and diverse adventure. When our Patagonia tours give opportunity to opt out of any activity, Patagonia is definitely a destination for active travelers that love outdoors and hiking. We offer only 1-2 Patagonia tours per year to make sure that those are well prepared and exceptional. We stay in comfortable mid-range hotels and focus on moderate hiking trails.

Highlights of Tours to Patagonia

  • Gigantic glaciers calving off their faces with loud thunders to splash into the lakes below
  • Incredible hikes with views of high granite peaks, sapphire lakes, and blooming valleys
  • Abundance of wildlife: pumas, flamingos, guanacos, penguin colonies
  • Boat cruises via Traits of Magellan
  • Gauchos farms with delicious barbecues
  • Tasting and tour of famous Chilean and Argentinian wines
  • Historic tours of Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires
  • Argentina tango performance
  • Day boat trip to Uruguay

Dates & Cost

DATES

DAYS

COST (double / single)

April 17th – 25th, 2021

10 days

$3995 / 4595

April 17th – 27th, 2021

12 days

$4290 / 4990

With 2 days extension to Uruguay

Argentina & Chile Itinerary

Day 1
Santiago/ Winery visit

Morning        Arrivals. We suggest booking an overnight flight that arrives late morning or arrive a day earlier and we will be happy to book you and additional night in the hotel.

Afternoon     City winery tour and tasting, view of Santiago from the tallest building. Welcome dinner

Meals included: dinner

 

Day 2
Punta Arenas

Morning        Short tour to historic part of Santiago – if times allows

Afternoon     Flight to Punta Arenas (3.5 hours). Visit to Zona Franca , a large tax-free shopping zone on the outskirts of Punta Arenas to get snacks for hiking trails. 

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Day 3
Isla Magdalena and Magellan traits

Morning        We start early in the morning as the boat leaves at 6:30 AM. With a cup of hot chocolate or aromatic coffee served on board we sail through the Strait of Mangellan to Magdalena and Marta Islands and observe abundant marine life: the Magellanic penguins on Magdalena Island, the Patagonian sea lions, cormorants, dolphins, and whales and other species of marine life on Marta Island

Afternoon     Drive to Puerto Natales will be our base for the hikes in Torres del Paine

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

Day 4
Torres del Paine

Day 5
Torres del Paine

Day 6
El Calafate

Day 7
Perito Moreno Glacier

Day 8
El Chaltén

Day 9
Buenos Aires

Day 10 
Buenos Aires

Departures or extension to Uruguay

Day 11 
Montevideo (Uruguay)

Day 12
Montevideo

Departures

Tour Operator

info@colibriboston.org

Sylvia  +1 617-301-1237 

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Argentina – Country Code +54 | Police 101 | American Embassy: (+54) 11 5777-4533 Address: Av. Colombia 4300, C1425 GMN, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chile – Country Code +56 | Police 133 | American Embassy: (+56) 2 2330 3000 Address: Av. Andrés Bello 2800, Las Condes, Región Metropolitana, Chile

Uruguay – Country Code +598 | Police 911 | American Embassy: (+598) 2517 0260 Address: Dr. Lauro Müller 1776, 11200 Montevideo, Departamento de Montevideo, Uruguay

Accommodation

We stay in 4/5 stars boutique hotels that best reflect the local architecture and flavors.

Air condition

Towels and soap

Hair Dryer

Safe

Example from past accommodations

Inclusions

What’s included?

  • Flights between countries
  • All activities listed on itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Guides
  • Tickets to all scheduled sites
  • Ground transportation
  • 24h bilingual tour director support
  • Pre-departure Q&A

What’s not included

  • Airfare
  • Some meals
  • Alcohol
  • Optional airport pick up and drop off - 45 USD (both ways) per person
  • Additional health & evacuation insurance

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Steps to enroll:

  1. Download registration form below, fill it out and send to info@colibriboston.org or mail to Colibri Boston, 210 Broadway, Suite 201, Cambridge, MA 02139.
  2. Send us a copy of your passport and deposit check.
  3. Pack your bags and enjoy!

Small group:

8 - 20 ppl

Physical rating:

Challenging

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Reviews

Working with Colibri Boston was absolutely the best decision we made for our trip to Patagonia. At first I tried to plan tours to Patagonia on my own. It was the hardest travel related thing I have ever seen. It all looks easy and compact on the map but this is an enormous area with challenging terrains, super difficult logistically and you need to have it organized to the dot to be able to do the itinerary we covered in just 10 days. The team at Colibri Boston ensured that traveling around Patagonia went as seamlessly as possible. My partner and I together with a group of 8 other travelers went from Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas did the Chilean part of Patagonia and then we transferred to Calafate and did the Argentinian part. Each part of the trip was planned perfectly by Colibri Boston working with the local travel guides and transportation companies on the ground to provide the best services. Colibri Boston is the only tour provider we found that offered both countries with such an affordable price. All other tour providers told us to focus on one country or significantly extend the trip. We are beyond grateful! I would highly recommend booking with them!

Stacy M, Manchester, NH

First, you need to realize this is not your typical tour in the south of Europe. This is Patagonia and you will be in a wilderness, hiking, trekking and sleeping in comfy yet simple hotels. So bring proper clothing, shoes etc. Couple of travelers in our group clearly thought they were going to chill out in a resort judging by the way they packed. Fortunately the rest of the group was wonderful, easy and had a good idea on what to expect. Colibri Boston organized this tour is the best possible way. There were challenges like the weather but because they were so well prepared we just swapped the days for hiking trails and didn’t miss anything. The distances in Patagonia are huge so expect long rides but the views along the way are stunning so you would not be bored. Overall it was a trip of a lifetime.

Jim C, Bend, OR

Excellent tours to Patagonia, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Uruguay! It was better than I expected, and look forward to the next one. This Colibri Boston small group tour was my first, and it offered a great balance of hiking, culture, and a good sense of belonging. We were lucky with our group leader, and the local guides, and generally lucky with the weather. My strong advice: pay attention to the packing list: good hiking shoes, wind/waterproof clothes and travel light, as light as you can. The small group environment was ideal to travel around and do activities with. I did a large group tour before with a different tour operator and it was hell. In Patagonia it wouldn’t even be possible. At Colibri Boston they really know what they are doing. And our accommodation was extraordinary, comfy yet so unusual in a good way and I am an architect so my standards are high. Don’t hesitate - they are pros!

Thomas L., Duluth, MN